Biden Administration Reverses Trump Law That Prevents Federal Funds from Going to Planned Parenthood

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2021. Melina Mara/Pool via REUTERS

The Biden administration on Monday handed the pro-choice community a major victory by reversing a Trump-era policy that prevents certain federal funds from going to groups such as Planned Parenthood that promote or perform abortions.

The Trump administration’s policy was hailed by pro-lifers and applied to Title X, a federal family-planning program for low-income patients. The Trump rule prevented Title X money from going to family-planning clinics that performed, promoted, referred for, or supported “abortion as a method of family planning,” according to the text of the rule. It also required recipients to financially and physically separate their abortion services from their non-abortion services. Opponents called it the “gag rule,” while supporters dubbed it the “protect life rule.”

The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a new rule it said would “revoke the requirements” of the Trump policy.

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Michael Foust